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Rufus Wainwright Returns to Pop

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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Today: singer, songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright joins us for a live performance of songs from his new pop-tinged album "Out of the Game." And: five months ago, New York DJ Jonathan Toubin was left in critical condition after taxi cab crashed into his hotel room. He joins us to talk about his recovery - and a return to spinning records.

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Singer songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright assembled an all-star cast for his new pop-tinged album “Out of the Game.” Produced by Mark Ronson, it features guest appearances from the Dap Kings, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Rufus’ sister Martha. Today, Wainwright joins us to play songs from the album live in our studio.  

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